9 Sep 2013

Sport: Northern Marianas keen to host Mini Games

10:10 am on 9 September 2013

The Northern Marianas have put their hands up to host the 2021 Pacific Mini Games.

The Commonwealth previously bid for the 2017 Mini Games, which were awarded to Vanuatu.

The expression of interest was made at Sunday's General Assembly of the Pacific Games Council

The President of the Northern Mariana Islands Amateur Sports Association, Michael White, says they have learnt from the previous bid and are ready and excited about the prospect of hosting the Games.

"We've added a couple of sports that some of the nations have indicated that they wanted to participate in and would have voted for us if we had included them in our programme originally. We offer the best facilities. We think we have a great organisation - Saipan's a great place to visit."

No other expressions of interest were made at the General Assembly.

An opportunity to place a formal bid will take place next year.